Ignorance Plus Tithing Can Equal Home Foreclosure

SCRIPTURE TELLS US that God is no longer winking at our ignorance (Acts 17:30). And ignorance comes with a high price. Just ask Evander Holyfield. He “tithed” $20 million to his church and his mansion ended up in foreclosure.

During an ESPN expose on the relationship between professional athletes and prosperity gospel preachers Holyfield was asked this question: If you had to do it over gain would you pay tithes or pay your house note? Holyfield replied that he would pay his tithes because THAT’S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

I’m not sure which Bible he was reading but the Bible does not tell Christians to tithe. Unfortunately, there are many Christians like Holyfield that  don’t know what the Bible really says about tithing.

In some cases, folks just depend on what the preachers says about tithing. The problem with that is that there are preachers who are not telling their congregations the truth about tithes. In effect, their congregations are being dumbed down (or being kept ignorant).

In this video I go in on the practice of dumbing down Christians.

 

Resources

Free Tithe Study Guide

The Tithing Hoax

 

 

2 comments for “Ignorance Plus Tithing Can Equal Home Foreclosure

  1. nihs
    February 8, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    malachi 3:10 is the answer =P

    • R. Renee
      February 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      Malachi 3:10 is one of the most commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted scriptures in the Bible. Scriptures be placed in proper context. First the tithe only consisted of crops and livestock. Secondly, the storehouse is not the same as a church. The storehouse is where the crops and livestock were stored until they were offered up for sacrifice. Third, the blessings from heaven is a symbolic reference to rain.

      In the verse, the Prophet Malachi is specifically addressing the Levites. The Levites were not tithing as required by the Mosaic Law. The prophet Malachi is reminding them of the blessings associated with following the Mosaic Law.

      Christians are not under the Mosaic Law. According to the Bible, the blessings associated with tithing were only for ancient Israel – as long as they were obedient to the Mosaic Law.

      Christians are not under the Mosaic Law. Christians are under the New Testament. Nowhere in the Bible are Christians commanded to tithe in any form or fashion. Furthermore, the God never promises Christians blessings when they tithe (or so-called).

      Does the Most High bless people? Absolutely. However, using Malachi 3:10 to justify tithing among Christian is a misuse of biblical scripture.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Peace & Blessings

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